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Horse Care Level 2 Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

This course is suitable for anyone who is starting out on a career in the equine industry. The programme is designed to give you basic knowledge; understanding and skills required to work or undertake further study within the equine sector.

Course content

You will study a range of topics including:

  • Introduction to Horse Biology
  • Work-related experience
  • Grooming, Trimming & Plaiting
  • Horse behaviour and welfare
  • Introduction to riding horses
  • Undertake routine yard duties/Feeding & watering horses/Handling horses

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs in the A* - E range, including English and Maths or an appropriate level 1 qualification
  • You need to be able to walk, trot and canter safely
  • Successful interview
  • Riding assessment


  • Practical work
  • Written Coursework 
  • Presentations

Future opportunities

Successful completion means you can progress on to the C&G/NPTC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management, or find employment at assistant level in a range of establishments, including riding schools, livery yards and competition yards.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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